Insert bearings and ball bearing units for high temperature applications
Except for the cage and seals, SKF insert bearings (Y-bearings) for high temperature applications correspond in design to standard insert bearings with grub screws in the YAR 2-2F series. The bearings have a shield and a flinger on both sides to prevent the ingress of solid contaminants into the bearing.
The entire surface of the bearing and the shields are manganese phosphated to enhance adhesion of the lubricant to the metal and improve the running-in properties of the bearing. The flingers are treated by pickling.
The radial internal clearance is a multiple of C5 to prevent the bearings from seizing, even when they cool rapidly.
Bearing benefits and features
No need for relubrication
All variants are lubricated for the life of the bearing with graphite-based high temperature lubricants.
The boundary dimensions are the same as those of standard bearings and units.
Operating temperature up to 350 °C (660 °F)
The internal radial clearance and the lubricant are optimized for operation at high temperatures.
Quick and easy mounting and dismounting
The grub (set) screws in the inner ring enable quick and easy mounting/dismounting.
Protection against solid contamination
Shields and flingers (designation suffix 2F) protect the bearing.
Improved running in
The entire bearing surface is manganese phosphate coated.
No colour flaking
The housing is coated with a high temperature resistant coating.
Designs and variants
The SKF assortment of insert bearings and ball bearing units for high temperature applications (fig. 2) provides solutions for various combinations of operating temperature and speed.
Table 1 lists the lubrication type, maximum operating temperature, limiting speed, maintenance requirements and all other primary characteristics of the variants within the assortment.
SKF high temperature insert bearings are capped on both sides with a shield and a flinger that create a narrow gap-type labyrinth seal (designation suffix 2F, fig. 2).
For high temperature bearings, metallic shields are the primary recommendation where a capping device with low complexity is required. The shields:
- prevent the ingress of solid contaminants into the bearing
- are non-contacting
- generate no friction
- do not wear
- are particularly well suited for high temperatures because of their material and design